Wednesday, August 11, 2010

High Point .45ACP Carbine

High Point finally put out a model of their carbine in .45ACP. I have had and read some interesting discussions about High Point products. Defensive weapons are not a place to skimp (what kind of idiot would get a fire extinguisher or life jacket that way?) so would relegate these guns to plinking or fun shooting in general. The low capacity of these carbines is just another reason to keep em in the fun rack. However at a couple hundred bucks or so they are cheap enough to just be a fun gun. If you want a .45 carbine I would look into Ruger or if your budget is high HK or UZI products.

11 comments:

Commander_Zero said...

Interestingly, the carbines by HP get pretty good reviews, usually. For what they are, which is a cheap centerfire carbine with absolutely no-frills, theyre pretty good. Of course, your expectations have to be pretty mild, but reviews Ive read say that they function quite well. I'd say theyre in that class of weapons that are usually summed up with "better than no gun at all". It'll never replace an M4 or 870 for when the wheels fly offa civilization but it will be several orders of magnitude better than running around with a baseball bat.

Chris said...

I just got a HiPoint as a range fun gun. I've got a review scheduled over at my blog for a few days from now but the bottom line was:

Fun gun, sure, but defensive weapon? Not so much. Didn't inspire confidence in the "bang every time" with multiple FTFs.

If I can futz with the mag to get it working properly then I may get a carbine. I've been intrigued by them for awhile.

Anonymous said...

Awesome news - been waiting for this one for several years. I've had the 9mm 'Planet of the Apes' carbine for several years and will testify that it is reliable as it is ugly. The sights line up very naturally, and the 9mm is a very fun plinker - hardly any recoil at all, and the report is not loud either.

The black stock if left in the sun will make your cheek feel like grilled cheese, so bear that in mind. Otherwise - bring on the .45, its about time Hi-Point.

Anonymous said...

I agreee, Hi-Point products are or should put in the column of plinking, not self defense weapons.

I have seen one too many of these things come apart on the range,and even hurt a few who held them.

Right Wing Extreme said...

It may be ugly, I do not think so but....., it may not be hi-cap, but you should not need more than 2 shots to service any target, you are just as dead when shot by an ugly weapon as a pretty one, and at 7.5# you can always club the bad guy to death when you run out of ammo. Definitely something I am going to ask Santa for.

Anonymous said...

the cx4 storm is small reliable and uses pistol mags. price is better than HK

Scrotorr said...

The Hi-Point guns are great. I've had Colts, Glocks, and Kimbers, and I have no problem keeping a Hi-Point in my car, my desk, and my nightstand. The carbines are fantastic and I'd take a 9mm Hi-Point Carbine with +P over an SKS any day. The pistols are not beautiful, but functional. Get them properly sighted and use good ammo and they'll shoot all day long.

Anonymous said...

I have put over 1000 rounds through this rifle in less than a month. I have never had it jam or had one problem from this gun. It's accuracy is fantastic as well......not to sure why people want to compare it to an $800 rifle then put it down. for the money you will find nothing close. For only paying $250 at a gun show this is an unbeatable deal, your pretty gun will protect you no better I promise. I would trust my life to this carbine.

fireatwill said...

I have had a Hi-Point .45 carbine since late Nov. 2010. Weather here in CT so bad have not been to range since Jan. 1, 2011, but managed to run about 1200 rounds through gun. Have only tried 230 gr bullets, but stone cold reliable with FMJ or JHP's. Loves Black Hills 230 gr. JHP +P ammo. Under 3" at 50 yds. Great handling! Terrible trigger pull, but you get used to it. Makes all your other guns feel like they have match triggers. Wish mag held an even 10 rds (more would be better) for target shooting purposes, but for home defense 9 rds is plenty. Fun to shoot and a real bargain at its price.

Anonymous said...

i own a hi point 9mm and i have never had a problem it never dosent fire no mater what you do to it its totaley worth what you pay for it. i like it more than my 1911 its 10 times as reliable.

Texas GSmith said...

I've got on the high side of 4500 rounds through my .45 HP Carbine and it's been nothing short of outstanding. I've had bad rounds FTF but no major mechanical issues and certainly no injurious explosions. Pin marks are still deep, centered and consistent.

While this may not be an ideal field defense weapon, it is IMHO a reasonable choice for home defense. Being able to put 9 rounds of .45 hyrda shock or PDX right on target isn't bad in a CQ situation and with recoil low enough to make it operable by nearly anyone it might work if you have a wife that can't/won't handle a 45 pistol.

Certainly better options available if you're willing to spend more, but that will almost certainly always be the case if you know what I mean. My 1911 is good, but I want to upgrade to General Pattons Ivory handled one. ;)

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